Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Silver Spring’s National Association of the Deaf Building to be Replaced with Condos


The site of the former headquarters of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), located at 814 Thayer Avenue (between Fenton and Grove Streets) in Silver Spring, will soon feature a new, modern-design condominium building, according to plans presented by developer Banneker Ventures LLC. The developer is hoping to deliver a five-story, 60-foot building containing 52 residential units (seven of which will be moderately priced dwelling units), plus 37 parking spaces, all located just blocks from the new “town square” in Silver Spring.

The architect on this project is Sorg and Associates, and the firm is proposing a radical design for this project along the lines of its Visio and T Street Flats proposals in downtown DC. Specifically, it hopes to design the building with the front angled so the windows offer views down the street instead of just in front. In addition, there will be a sculpture paying homage to the former NAD building and mission. Assuming all plans and permits are obtained, Banneker expects this project to be completed within two years.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What are the T Street Flats? Sounds interesting...

Nick on Apr 11, 2007, 12:50:00 PM said...

T Street Flats, the renovation of an old auto showroom at the corner of 14th and T Streets in Logan Circle, will feature a lower level of 'lofts' with an upper "steel and glass" structure. You can read more at the DCRealEstate.com Web site under "New Condos/Lofts"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info! Is there any info on a possible timeline for the T Street Flats? They look great...

Nick on Apr 11, 2007, 2:14:00 PM said...

Not sure of the timeline yet - it will certainly be at least two years before we see any delivery of units.

Ken on Apr 11, 2007, 10:53:00 PM said...

T Street Flats is being developed by an offshoot of the West Group, which developed Tysons. They are waiting until they build Radio One, then they hope to start this project, but it has been on indefinite hold, and even Radio One has been delayed a while. Don't expect anything in the immediate future.

Anonymous said...

Anyone starting a condo project now should really start with the former headquarters of the "National Association of the Stupid"

Anonymous said...

I walked by the building that was to become T Street Flats the other day. There was a sign advertising office space for rent, so it looks like it'll be offices for the time being.

 

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